A Neighborhood Transportation Forum will take place on Tuesday evening, February 28th, to introduce the NE 65th Street Vision Zero Project and discuss ideas for improving safety.
YOU’RE INVITED: NE 65th St Vision Zero & Neighborhood Transportation Forum
NE 65th Street is an arterial that moves people and goods throughout northeast Seattle. Since 2012, there have been three fatalities, one serious injury, and 231 collisions along this busy corridor between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39th Ave NE. Seattle is committed to Vision Zero, the plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
Hosted by the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, everyone is invited to this meeting to learn about transportation investments being made in your neighborhood, and have the chance to review data, share your experiences, and discuss ideas for improving safety on NE 65th Street.
When: February 28, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 PM; Drop in any time!
Where: Roosevelt High School, 1410 NE 66th Street
NE 65th Street is an arterial that moves people and goods throughout northeast Seattle. The street supports a diverse collection of retail shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, and activity centers, and the Roosevelt Link Light Rail station will bring additional bustle to the street in 2021.
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is launching a collaborative process to review street conditions along NE 65th Street. SDOT is aware of community concerns, including the efforts made by the neighborhood and Cit Councilmember Rob Johnson in 2016. More can be learned at#Fix65th. Safety is our number one priority, and SDOT wants to express commitment to preventing crashes and improving safety for all travelers by making street improvements.
Read more about the project and how we’ve used this collaborative approach successfully in other areas on the website for the NE 65th Street Vision Zero Project. Click here to subscribe to emails about the NE 65th Vision Zero Project.
In 2013, SDOT conducted outreach to help update Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan. At that time, SDOT committed to working with the community to identify transportation solutions for NE 65th Street prior to implementing changes.
We’ll hold our first community forum on February 28th to talk with community members, share traffic and collision data, and collect feedback and input on how NE 65th Street is used and could be improved. Next, we’ll develop possible street concepts and identify short- and long-term improvements. In April 2017, we’ll host another meeting to share the work report with the community and collect more input. Final concept development and design will take place in summer 2017 and any early improvements will be implemented in fall 2017. Design and construction is expected to occur in 2018 and 2019.
SDOT is working to engage the community and are currently getting in touch with businesses, residents, and other key stakeholders along the corridor. Please feel free to forward this email to others you think may be interested or share this link to sign up for email updates.
Jason Fialkoff, Project Engineer
Senior Civil Engineer, Project Development
City of Seattle Department of Transportation
206.684.4617 | NE65VisionZero@seattle.gov